The Missouri Chapter of the American Planning Associate (APA) will be awarding the Kansas City Regional Climate Action Plan their 2021 Outstanding Plan at their virtual conference on Monday, Jan. 31. The Climate Action Plan is a collaboration between Climate Action KC (CAKC) and the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) and aims to transform the metropolitan...
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Save the date: 2022 Regional Climate Action Summit
Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 9, so you don’t miss the 2022 Regional Climate Action Summit. Click the link to view our registration page, with admission prices and information on scholarship sponsoring. The event will feature an in-person expo for sponsors and partners, a VIP reception, and notable local and regional keynote speakers in...
Climate Action KC debuts on global stage at COP26 Conference
At the COP26 global conference in November 2021, Roeland Park Mayor Mike Kelly shared examples of CAKC's efforts in the Kansas City metropolitan area, including the Regional Climate Action Plan and the Renewables Direct program available to municipalities in our area. The panel was broadcast live worldwide.
The “end of the pipe” is only the tip of the iceberg: Waste sector considerations for climate action planning
It's important to remember that the emissions generated from waste disposal into landfills represent only one stage of that product's life cycle. Waste and resulting emissions can occur at all stages of the life cycle, from resource extraction, farming, manufacturing, processing, transportation, sale and use. And these life cycles can be altered by recycling, reuse and other waste diversion actions.
Input needed for Kansas City climate planning
The City of Kansas City, Missouri is in the process of updating the 2008 KCMO Climate Action Plan, and they need your participation! The city is integrating the framework provided by our Climate Action KC Regional Plan into the municipal plan update. Help them develop these ideas by participating in an online survey.
KC region selected to convene international cooperative on climate change
Paired with Górnośląsko-Zagłębiowska Metropolia (commonly referred to as GZM) in Poland, delegates from the Kansas City region will participate in an exchange program, visiting their paired city to discuss themes around climate change and the impending building renovation wave, education, job creation and economic innovation. Kansas City will welcome 18 international cities participating in the program to Climate Action KC’s Annual Summit in April 2022, with the culmination event taking place at Johnson County Community College on April 9. This will be an opportunity to convene an international community around the topics of climate mitigation and how to best move our region toward a net-zero economy.
Kansas City joins group of eight global cities innovating energy efficiency in buildings to combat climate change
The Kansas City Building Energy Exchange is pleased to announce that the Kansas City metropolitan area was announced as one of seven global cities selected by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to take part in a multi-year cohort that will put climate action at the center of energy efficiency advances in the built environment. Other cities include Austin, TX, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, MN, San Jose, CA, Shenzen, China, and Toronto.
Tour of energy-efficient Second + Delaware development on Energy Efficiency Day in KCMO
To celebrate Energy Efficiency Day, ULI Kansas City and the KC Building Energy Exchange (a program of the Regional Climate Action Plan) toured the beautiful, sustainable apartment community Second + Delaware in the River Market. The development is the world's largest certified Passive House building.
EPA sustainability funds announced for MARC, Unified Government and K-State
The EPA announced over $469k in funding yesterday for three KC area sustainable materials management programs, including a food waste reduction action plan from the Mid-America Regional Council.
KC Plogtober: An outdoor day of service that mixes cleaning with exercise
The Kansas City Plogtober Cleanup is a great way to get outdoors and get some exercise while engaging in a socially responsible activity that beautifies the streamside trails in your community. The pandemic has taxed our wastewater systems and polluted our streams with unflushable tissues, wipes, gloves, masks and other personal protective equipment. If that wasn’t...